BRYN DU COMMISSION
Regular Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Members present: Larry Bicking, Chair, Stewart Dyke, Jurgen Pape, Keith Myers, Kris Burkett eand Bruce Cramer, Exec. Dir. The meeting was called to order at 7:11.
Public Comments: None
Minutes: Jurgen moved to approve the minutes taken from February 26, 2014, and Keith seconded the motion, motion carried.
Financial Report: Reed reviewed the budget figures for 2014 and the finance report for February. Stewart moved to accept the financial report and Jurgen seconded, the motion carried.
Executive Director’s Report: Bruce reviewed his report. He stated that we have had a very busy winter between snows and activities, currently the 2014 Bryn Du Art Show is moving in for a week and a half run. We have had some painting touch ups in the Mansion and Field House. We’ve received a $7k grant toward the Carriage House kitchen. Also, we have been informed by the Village that there is a new person to replace Kris Burkett on the board when her term is up at the end of April. We wish to give Kris an early Thank You for her work on the Board!
Old Business: Carriage House plan – Bruce has met with the contractor and we have an agreement to proceed. The contractors have been waiting on permits this month. Robertson did state that they will be using some local subcontractors for some of the specialized work, and that work should begin in April.
Community gardens – Jurgen wants to talk to with Bob about underground utility items that may exist and could be beneficial to know where they are located before going further with planning. Keith suggested that we will also need to strategize where the money will come from to get the project going and Reed suggested we look at three avenues: grants, raising our own (long term) monies, or creating another income producer.
Economic impact analysis – Keith will arrange for Bill Lafayette to visit and begin this analysis.
New Business: Jurgen would like to get the Job Henderson drawings updated, starting with a subset map with information from Bob Lavender about utilities and any other underground items and then give it to Job Henderson for a formal update.
Identification of potential Board members and volunteers - Mr. Willison will be taking Kris Burkett’s place on the Board per the Village. Larry stated that the Board should have some notice when board member’s terms are coming due. Also, an inventory of existing volunteers should be done to perhaps identify who might do additional volunteer work or have an interest in other capacities. It was determined that an intern could do this study this summer.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
The next regular meeting is scheduled – April 23th